Back & Spine Surgery Specialists Serving Jacksonville, FL & Surrounding Areas
Living with constant neck and back pain is no way to go through life. Yet, time and time again people make the decision to try and manage their pain with conservative treatments rather than undergo an intimidating and invasive open spine surgery – with good reason. However, for those living in Jacksonville, FL and surrounding areas, there’s another option at Laser Spine Institute in Tampa. Minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery is an outpatient treatment that addresses many of the most common sources of chronic neck and back pain without the drawbacks of major surgery.
In years past, if you suffered from debilitating neck or back pain, your only hope for relief typically rested with spinal fusion. During this invasive spine surgery, the back surgeon accessed the spine through a large incision, removed the intervertebral disc and bone tissue, and attempted to stabilize the spine with a bone graft, rods, and screws. If the procedure went according to plan, the adjacent vertebrae eventually fused together, limiting painful articulation and stabilizing the spine. The problem with this surgery is that it is a major operation requiring hospitalization, several days of intensive recovery, and months of rehabilitation to fully overcome the procedure.
At Laser Spine Institute, our spine specialists treat many of the same causes of neck and back pain, but with an entirely different technique. Rather than dissect the muscles with a large incision, our instruments can be gently inserted into the patient through a very small incision. Using state-of-the-art camera and laser technology, the spine surgeon is able to pinpoint the source of discomfort and treat it – while also maintaining the integrity of the spinal anatomy. As a result, patients walk out of our clinic within hours of their procedure and normally only require limited rest and rehabilitation to get back to an active lifestyle.
An orthopedic surgeon at Laser Spine Institute can address a variety of back pain causes, such as:
- Herniated disc
- Bulging disc
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal stenosis
- Other sources of neck and back pain
When you’re seeking treatment for chronic neck or back pain, the best thing you can do is ask questions. If you’re in Jacksonville, contact Laser Spine Institute to schedule a consultation with one of our spine doctors to learn how a minimally invasive procedure might be just the thing you need to rediscover your life without neck or back pain.